Breckenridge Brewery sold to giant Anheuser-Busch’s “High End”

Alicia Wallace
The Denver Post
Breckenridge Brewery opened its production facility on a sprawling beer farm in June, 2015. (Provided by Breckenridge Brewery)
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Anheuser-Busch has made a play for a piece of Colorado’s craft brew market, snapping up Breckenridge Brewery for an undisclosed sum, officials announced Tuesday.

Under the agreement, Breckenridge joins The High End, AB-InBev’s unit consisting of a smattering of craft beer brands the giant acquired in recent years such as Goose Island Beer Co., Blue Point Beer Co. and Elysian Brewing Co.

Breckenridge, which sells its beers to 35 states, is on track to produce 70,000 barrels of beer in 2015.

Earlier this year, Breckenridge departed its downtown-area Denver digs for a 12-acre brewery and restaurant in Littleton. Littleton city officials have credited the 76,000-square-foot brewery and Farm House restaurant, at 2990 Brewery Lane, with spurring additional business activity in the community.

The deal includes the new brewery and Farm House restaurant, as well as the original brewpub and innovation center in the town of Breckenridge. Anheuser-Busch will not have a stake in the cluster of restaurants and brewpubs owned and operated by selling entity Breckenridge-Wynkoop LLC, which will continue to own and operate Ale House at Amato’s, Breckenridge Ale House, Breckenridge Colorado Craft, the Cherry Cricket, Mainline, Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., and Wynkoop Brewing Co., officials said.

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